Time: 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

The Courage Required to Build Measurably Impactful STEM Ecosystems Across Communities Often Underrepresented 

Synopsis: Closing the gap between access and opportunity requires support. We must move from recognizing a need for change to being the change we recognize is needed. In this talk, Nuclear Engineer & Six Sigma Black Belt Toi Massey will share, with humor and data, the journey that found her moving rapidly up the Corporate ladder and ultimate out its doors in pursuit of missing STEM kids everywhere! With easily implementable solutions that support a working model for repeatable success, Toi shares how her organization, The JEKL Organization for STEAM Education evolved and expanded into The JEKL Institute for Global Equity & Access to include workforce development and vertical mentoring, creating a STEM Ecosystem that rapidly changes with one exception: none of it happens in a vacuum